Arsenal receive a transfer boost after PSG pulled out of £70m striker deal; while the Gunners join Everton in race for French striker. Nacho Monreal reveals what is the future holds for Hector Bellerin amid Barcelona interest. Sevilla eye Arsenal’s want-away striker.
5. Sevilla interested in Lucas Perez – Agent
The agent of Arsenal striker Lucas Perez has confirmed that Sevilla are interested in signing his client this summer.
The 28-year-old is expected to leave the Emirates Stadium after just a year in North London when the transfer window reopens.
Perez has struggled to work his way into the first team on a regular basis following his £17m move from Deportivo La Coruna last summer.
“The idea is to be able to play for another club. We want to leave and Arsenal already know,” agent Rodrigo Fernandez Lovelle told Radio Gallega.
“Do you know anyone who is happy but has no opportunities? The key date is July 3 when Arsenal’s preseason begin.”
“Anything is possible – the president of Depor can do wonders, while last year I met with Sevilla, who again are interested.”
Perez scored seven goals in 21 appearances for Arsenal last season.
4. Nacho Monreal confident Hector Bellerin will stay at Arsenal
Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal has said that Hector Bellerin will almost certainly stay at the club this summer; despite growing speculation linking him with a move to Barcelona.
Barca are known to be in the market for a new right-back this summer; and have reportedly identified La Masia product Bellerin as one of their top targets in that position.
“He’s an Arsenal player and almost certainly he will stay here,” Monreal told El Mundo Deportivo.
“Hector is a very important player for us and the boss has already reiterated that he counts on him. Now they will have to negotiate between the clubs and we will see what happen but almost for sure he will continue with us.”
Bellerin joined Arsenal from Barcelona at the age of 16; and has gone on to make more than 100 appearances for the senior side.
3. PSG pull out of £70m Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly withdrawn their interest in signing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer.
The Ligue 1 giants were understood to be on the verge of completing a £70m deal for the Gabon international; who is widely expected to leave the Westfalenstadion when the transfer window reopens.
However Bild reports that PSG boss Unai Emery has decided against pursuing Aubameyang in favour of going after other transfer targets.
PSG have been linked with Jean Michael Seri and Kylian Mbappe this summer and would not be able to afford Aubameyang on top of that.
The Gabon international striker has also been linked with big Premier League clubs, with Arsenal included in the race.
have all been linked with the 27-year-old, who topped the Bundesliga goalscoring charts with 31 last season.
2. Arsenal join Everton in race for French striker
Arsenal have joined Everton in the chase to sign French striker M’Baye Niang from AC Milan.
In January 2017, the Milan forward moved to Watford on loan, making 11 appearances and scoring two goals.
The 22-year-old returned to his parent club AC Milan at the end of the season and they are keen to offload him.
According to Transfer Market Web, the Gunners have reignited their interest in Niang, providing competition for Everton.
1. Arsenal refuse to sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City or Chelsea
Arsenal have reportedly ruled out the possibility of selling Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival this summer.
Chelsea and Manchester City had been heavily linked with a move for the Chilean, whose future at the Emirates Stadium remains uncertain; as he approaches the final year of his contract.
The Independent reports that the Gunners are determined to resist the approaches of their domestic rivals; and are only willing to allow Sanchez to leave for a foreign team.
However, Bayern Munich have now emerged as the frontrunners for his signature; which is a move that Arsenal would be much more likely to sanction.